The Collection

The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

Using this archive

You can view all the materials currently included in the archive using the browser below. Each object has been described and cataloged to help you discover materials, learn about these materials, understand the context in which these materials were created, and draw connections between different materials. You can refine the browsing experience using various filters, including creator, type, and subject. Some of these filters have already been used to create preset galleries, each organized around specific aspects of the archive. You can also look for specific words and phrase found in the archive using a keyword search.


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Web Capture

Synagogue Shooting The Latest In The History Of Pittsburgh's Mass Shootings

Summary: KDKA-TV report providing a history of mass shootings in the Pittsburgh area between 2000 and 2018.

Historical Notes

Since early November 2018, the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center has been using Archive-It to preserve web content relevant to the October 27 attack and its aftermath. Archive-It provides online tools for capturing and preserving websites, web pages, social media posts, and other dynamic web content. Archive-It also provides services for hosting and sharing these "web captures" through its website The Internet Archive. Archive-It "web captures" function like the live Internet, but they are actually distinct snapshots. They document not only the content of web material but also interactive features. Being distinct, these captures are preserved even after the original site is changed or deleted. To view the entire October 27 collection, please visit our collection page at Archive-It.

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